It will be the country's highest economic growth since 2008, if achieved
Trade deficit hit $4 billion at the end of September as exports by local companies shrink
Vietnam is expected to see a trade deficit of $6 billion this year
The country aims to achieve a 'sustainable trade surplus' after that
The figure hit $19.4 billion at the end of July as imports of Chinese vehicles increased sharply
Economists say there is a large volume of illegal trade that is unaccounted for
The rate has been cut by 2 percent since the beginning of this year
The FDI sector outperformed others, recording a surplus of nearly $10.25 billion
Agriculture dragged down the economy in the first six months, but long-term outlook appears positive
The current account, after comfortable surpluses for a few years, is likely to see a deficit of 1.6 percent...
South Korea retains its ranking as the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, followed by Malaysia
'The devaluation is reasonable since many countries competing with Vietnam in export have devalued their currency'
The agency cites increased imports due to economic recovery and hardening US interest rates
Vietnam's reserves were estimated at a modest US$35 billion last year amid trade deficits and hot foreign money
Economists say the move will help cool down the forex market and cut the trade deficit, which has widened this...